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Darren Aronofsky Directing The Fighter
Starring Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg

27 March 2007  |  Written by   

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Darren Aronofsky, he of the impossible to spell name and films laden with meaning and symbolism, is in talks to get all meaningful and symbolic with Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter.

The acting pair will get to brush of their elongated Boston vowels from The Departed, to play boxer "Irish" Micky Ward, who punches his way to a world lightweight title with the help of his once destitute brother Dicky, who trains him. There's no confirmation of who will play who, but we'd imagine it more likely that Damon will play Irish, as he's far too wholesome to have ever been destitute.

Wahlberg and Damon are waiting to see a rewrite of the script Paul Attanasio before they sign on. But if they put pen to parchment, the film could begin shooting as early as summer in Massachusetts.

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RE: Hah! I laugh at your futile attempt at humour!.. wait... that's the idea isn't it? Oh confound i
ld probably use a standard, oscar bait boxing flick right about now y, you might be right- though there are much better actors to use as a standard than Damon. If Aronofsky wants recognition (of which he has been unjustly deprived) then hopefully he wont do it at the expense of his inspiring vision. Hell, It's Aronofsky- he's a genius. At the absolute worst, Matt Damon will be forced to do an interesting character. More

Posted by MohadGlub at 18:21 on 16 April 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Hah! I laugh at your futile attempt at humour!.. wait... that's the idea isn't it? Oh confound i
So basically its Raging Bull except their Irish. More

Posted by amateur ghostbuster at 10:31 on 16 April 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Hah! I laugh at your futile attempt at humour!.. wait... that's the idea isn't it? Oh confound i
Hopefully it won't be as lethargic and uninspired as recent boxing films, Aronofsky has imagination so hopefully he won't just aim for the formula and do something that will actually require some effort and do something unique and interesting. However Matt Damon sounds a bit worrying, he could probably use a standard, oscar bait boxing flick right about now More

Posted by Lydia_H at 23:53 on 15 April 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Hah! I laugh at your futile attempt at humour!.. wait... that's the idea isn't it? Oh confound it; foiled again.
Is anoyone else worried?   Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg and Boxing....     Darren Aronofsky is a genius, and has made 3 gloriously glorious films from the ruthlessly clever psycho-drama of Pi, through the artistically depressing emotion trip that is Requiem for a Dream and lately my favourite film ever, the Isnpired, richly coloured magnificence of The Fountain. And now he's doing this.       Do we need another boxing movie? Do we need an More

Posted by MohadGlub at 23:01 on 15 April 2007 | Report This Post

Hah! I laugh at your futile attempt at humour!.. wait... that's the idea isn't it? Oh confound it; foiled again.
"Damon will play Irish, as he's far too wholesome to have ever been destitute." that line made me laugh... that was funny. More

Posted by Adrian at 13:49 on 27 March 2007 | Report This Post

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